Originally posted by brill
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by brill
Yeah.. something about sitting in a cubicle staring at a grey wall with cheesy motivational posters and 8 bosses telling you the same thing for 8.5
hours a day, 5 days a week in an environment that stifles individualism, creativeness and openness .... just doesn't appeal to people anymore?
OMG THOSE LAZY KIDS!
God forbid people want to enjoy life.
Perhaps but in this economy beggars can't be choosers. Lots of folks would like the fringe benefits at work, who would deny that. To me its a culture
of entitlement at times versus dealing with hard reality.
Maybe some kids are like that these days, but you're missing out on how bad this is. I was a manager for food lion. I ran the Frozen and Dairy
departments by myself, with one worker who was allowed up to 20 hours per week. I was obnly at 30 hours myself.
You think a lazy person can pull that off for a year? Doing all the orders, truck unloading, price changing, displays.. Stocking...
Well, I had to quit that job to go to school since it's morning hours only. After that I have been looking for a job for about a year now. Anything
inlcuding McDonalds gets 100's of applications for one crap job opening. It's not us hoping for good pay. Some of us are used to working for Bulls hit
pay. The most I've ever made was $10.00 an hour as a manager at another store. A new store opened and 1700 people applied there at a small "5 guys"
place. I think they hired about 12 people... You do the math...
I work my azz off way harder than some of you old people. Seems like you are the lazy people living in lala land not us.
And no I'm not on benefits. I have some money saved up. Barely surviving, and I'll probably be homeless sometime this year.
It's not poor people crashing this economy, It's old good for nothing lazy people, who think they know what hard work is, but they had it EASY. Thanks
guys, you really screwed the "kids" over on this one. Wonder what we can leave our kids. I shudder to think.
To Reiterate: There are "lazy kids" all over my town looking for work, even some hanging out with mexicans to try and get some yard work. That's a
trick I learned when I was homeless once.
THERE ARE NO JOBS...
Quit feeling like this problem isn't yours if you have made money in your day, and you're still doing good. You DO NOT know how bad it's gotten. You
Do NOT know what it's like having worked for 8 years and you can't even get a wendys job asking for $8.00 an hour.
I will gladly switch places with anyone making $20,000 a year, and work twice as hard as them. BUT I do not have that option. I Just Don't. I have no
options. You guys are going to see some crazy things happen. You have no idea how desperate my generation is getting. We have no where to go.
I moved out when I was 18 and never went back.
I worked my azz off and payed my own way since I was 16.
I joined the ARMY and served our Nation.
I have nothing to show for it save some scars and a top notch cynicism that can't be beat. WEEEE!!!
edit on 4/24/2012 by Dustytoad because: (no reason given)